U.S. Rep. John B. Larson said Monday that if U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-South Carolina, had yelled out “You Lie!” during a normal House session instead of during the president’s joint speech to Congress last week his words would have been “taken down.”
“It still remains a question as to whether Joe Wilson should apologize to the House,” Larson said. “Joe Wilson is not a bad guy, but anyone who misspeaks on the floor whatever the situation has an obligation to apologize to the members and that respective body.”
Had the outburst happened during a normal House session he would have lost privileges on the floor and perhaps could have been censured, Larson said Monday before heading back to Washington D. C. Larson, who is the House Democratic Caucus Chairman, said he believes Wilson should apologize on the floor of the House.
According to national news outlets Wilson doesn’t intend to offer up an apology on the floor, however, the House may offer up its own resolution as early as this afternoon that addresses Wilson’s behavior.